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By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animated supervillain tale has lots of violence, potty humor

Movie NR 2018 82 minutes
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By prioritizing action over story, the makers of this movie miss an opportunity to better exploit the acting chops of Molina, Dawson, Marsden, Jane Krakowski, and others in its stellar voice cast. Instead, the muddled and largely uninteresting tale relies on fast-paced violence, potty jokes, and some awkward interludes of rock music. Viewers who might appreciate the humor, bodily functions, and flimsily-stereotyped superheroes are probably too young for its violence. The characters begin to interact in a more meaningful way toward the end, but it's too little too late. If you really wanted to search deeper, you might interpret in Luther's superpower suit a subtext about humans being prisoners of our own emotions. But it's unlikely Henchmen will inspire such reflection.

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